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DuPont, Chemours Reach Agreement Over ‘Forever Chemicals’

DOVER, Del. — The Dupont Co. and its spinoff business Chemours have agreed to resolve legal disputes over environmental liabilities for pollution related to man-made chemicals associated with an increased risk of cancer and other health problems. The binding memorandum …

Wisconsin Fire Agencies Ditch Hazardous Firefighting Foam

MADISON, Wis. — Some Wisconsin fire departments have stopped using firefighting foam that contains a group of man-made chemicals that have been linked to increased cholesterol and cancer risk, among other health hazards. The Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances contaminate Wisconsin’s …

DuPont to Stop Buying Firefighting Foam With Controversial PFAS Chemicals

Industrial materials maker DuPont said on Wednesday it would stop buying and using firefighting foams made with a controversial class of chemicals, which are at the center of multiple environmental lawsuits, by the end of 2021. The chemicals, which have …